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Cusumano Benuara Nero d'Avola - Syrah Sicilia IGT, Sicily, Italy

Wine Notes

Average Price $17 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Search Rank 5534 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 5534th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 6829th

Price History for Cusumano Benuara Nero d'Avola - Syrah Sicilia IGT, Sicily, Italy
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Grape Variety

Nero d’Avola and Syrah are two red grape varieties that are often compared to each other because of the dark color of their skins and the flavors they produce in wine. The blend is uniquely Italian – since Nero d’Avola is grown almost exclusively on the island of Sicily – but shows a modern Italian approach to winemaking, as Syrah is regarded as a French grape. The blend features in the IGT category.

Deep, concentrated and tannic are descriptors frequently applied to Nero d’Avola, ...more


Region
  • Sicily is Italy's southernmost region, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than 2500 years Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture, although the reputation and style of its wines has changed significantly over that time. Although once famous for sweet Muscats (see Pantelleria), and later fortified Marsala, the island's best known wines are now its dry table wines produced under the regional IGT title, Terre Siciliane.

    At its widest point Sicily measures 175 miles (280km) east to west, and about one third that distance north to south. Its roughly triangular shape led the island to be dubbed Trinacria ...more

  • Italy – the home of Moscato, Chianti, Amarone and Prosecco – has a rich and diverse wine heritage dating back more than two thousand years. Famous for its bewildering diversity of both grape varieti...more

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